Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. Law Office of Roland P. Merkel is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. Drawing on more than 3 decades of experience, I represent families in Kentucky in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including:
Law Office of Roland P. Merkel is committed to helping you maintain a meaningful relationship with the children you love.
Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. While divorce severs a spousal relationship, it is parents maintain a cooperative parenting relationship for their children. Through the process of mediation, couples can often set aside hostility and agree on key decisions affecting their children. Mediation can be a highly-effective tool for parents to preserve their children’s well-being, best interests, and stability of their lives during and after the turbulent process of divorce. Mediation takes some of the stress out of child custody conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in the hands of the parents rather than the court. I meticulously develop mediation strategies that carefully guide the negotiating process toward healthy resolution.
In some cases, litigation is necessary to protect a child’s best interests. When one parent refuses to compromise or expresses hostility toward the other parent, negotiations often fail. Sometimes a parent may even pose a danger to the child’s well-being. In these cases, litigation is the most appropriate forum for ensuring a child’s best interests and establishing parental rights. My firm’s methodical approach to litigation enables you to feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure.
Call Law Office of Roland P. Merkel at 859-263-1123 or contact me online to schedule a free 20-minute initial consultation with a family law attorney in Lexington, Kentucky.